Swim Buddy

Tonight I was done being an adult.  I pushed myself through several tough things and I was done.  Enter my sister.  My Dad, who she cares for, experienced trouble with his land line phone.  Batteries were needed, I had some.  When she came over, I whined that I was done with being an adult but…

What is support?

I am moving slowly through this list of best practices from the perspective of the therapist.  I’m trying to add in my perspective as a client.  Hopefully, it comes off as helpful and not confusing.  I know that with the hundreds of conversations I had with my counselor there were several times that he understood…

But what about a Whale?

Pavelka’s Toolbox includes the question “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer of course is cut it up. With PTSD, I was overwhelmed by a massive blue whale….. Weight:  up to 330,000 pounds or 150,000 kg  Length 110 feet or 33 m An Elephant is a measly….. Weight: up to 15,000 pounds or 7000kg …

Building a team

Holidays are a time when many people have triggers.  Emotions run high so does anxiety and tempers.  Preventive maintenance makes a difference.  Put your boundaries in place.  Tell trusted people what you need to do better during the holidays.  Building your team when you are under less stress so that they are there for you…

Calling team memebers

My posts may seem like I am jumping around a bit.  Reality is I have a big chart over my computer with columns of ideas.  I am trying to fill in the big pieces.  I am a strong advocate for suicide prevention but I also believe it takes more than saying, “Just say no”…..as the…